(GROUP SESSIONS AVAILABLE upon request of individuals or company)
What is Mindfulness?
Mindfulness is a concept that originally comes from Eastern philosophy and spirituality,
but is now used by many psychologists as an essential way of dealing with problems. It encompasses the idea of non-judgmental acknowledgement and acceptance of one’s thoughts/feelings, and of bringing awareness and focus to the present moment. The Breath is used as an anchor to stay in this present moment, as a way to train the mind, and as a link between the mind and the body.
Growing up, I was introduced to mindfulness through my father who was very much into Buddhism and the concept of mindful observation. I also had the good fortune to be trained for a full year in the practice of Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction for groups in a community mental health center during one of my practicums in graduate school at Wright State University. I have conducted several mindfulness-based stress reduction groups for a variety of people, including community mental health centers, nursing staff in rehab centers, free medical camps, during disaster relief for Hurricane Katrina in Mississippi and during the earthquake in Haiti, and for youth and adults in my private practice. The feedback I have received for this approach has been overwhelmingly positive. People feel empowered and ready to take on challenges from a place of calmness, courage, and resolve.
Healthcare Staff Mindfulness Sessions:
“Healing the Healer”
With the daily pressures of insurance and managed care hanging over their heads, healthcare staff are often complain of stress, appear irritable, and feel drained and exhausted. I have seen this first hand in my previous work in nursing and rehab facilities. It is very difficult to put on a happy face, when you feel overwhelmed and over-taxed. When I noticed that some of the staff in these facilities were often irritable in their interactions with their coworkers or even with consulting staff, such as myself, who made an appearance once or twice a week, I knew that help was needed. I could understand why this was happening and I could empathize. They needed better coping tools and I was equipped to provide them with this. I then developed these Healing the Healer sessions to these burned out staff members who were initially skeptical, but by the end were so grateful and were practicing some of the techniques not only at the facility where they worked but also at home with their own families.
I offer a informative, fun, and relaxing session that help rejuvenate staff who work in direct patient care (i.e. CNAs, Nurses, NPs, PA’s, Physicians, etc) and allow them to bring their best self forward while interacting with patients, coworkers, and consultants. We will learn to bring awareness to our stressors and triggers of stress and how stress manifests in the body. We will learn how our thoughts and feelings contribute to stress and anxious feelings. We will learn and practice mindful exercises as well as diaphragmatic breathing to improve our ability to cope with workload, demands of work, patient care, and work relations.
“Mindfulness Soup for the Corporate Soul” (Details forthcoming)
Groups sessions available to interested groups of individuals or companies! Come and experience a 4-week group of hour and half long sessions of fun, interactive, and relaxing way to cope with the stressors of daily living! You will learn to tune into your thoughts, emotions, and body by simple, yet profound Mindfulness methods that you can utilize immediately in your daily life. You can impact and reduce your stress levels just by making small, but meaningful changes in your perspective and by practicing easy Mindfulness exercises. If you have a groups of interested friends or if you are planning a wellness event for your company, please enquire about this service! You can contact me at 267-991-0108 or email@example.com
Price: $250 total for 4, 90min sessions; $500 – $1000 for companies (depending on number of sessions and participants)
Date and Time could vary depending on participant needs
Location: Newtown, PA or Princeton, NJ Offices; unless at a company venue
Facilitator: Dr. Jyothsna Bhat
Contact: phone: 267-991-0108 or via email: firstname.lastname@example.org
1. Identifying your stressors and how they manifest physically, emotionally, and mentally
2. Learn to use Mindfulness practices for reducing stress
3. Building more awareness over our thoughts, feelings, and physical being.
Example of Program Offered: (These can be changed and modified according to time and needs of the company)
Session 1: Introduction to Mindfulness and Identifying How Stress Manifests in Our Body
Session 2: Mindful Thinking: Keeping up with our Speedy Minds
Session 3: Mindful Feeling: Accepting our Feelings
Session 4: Review; Mindfulness Activities